Richard HofferUnited States
Our party of four had a wonderful day exploring PuntaTombo with Carina. The two hour journey was comfortable in her modern SUV. What a pleasure, in comparasion to the 50 passenger "cruise ship excursions" - and less expensive too! After arriving in Punta Tombo, we first spent time in the visitors center, where Carina explained in detail the various and unusual creatures to be found in Patagonia. We actually saw a few during our drive. The Penguins were, of course, delightful! A great experience!
While it was a 2 hour drive from Puerto Madryn to the penguin colonies, we enjoyed the chance to see the countryside and talk to Carina about the sights, Argentina, and the penguins. The penguins themselves were very interesting and amusing, and well worth the trip.
Gail RaznovUpper Gwynedd, PA, United States
Carina is a great guide. She relates well to all, has great listening skills, is flexible and creative and explained so well every question. We had a wonderful day of learning and interacting with this wonderful country and culture and its million penguins! Don't worry about penguin poop. Most of it is dried up and easy to walk around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Such sweet words of you, we really had fun on our tour, thank you for choosing me as your guide here, was really a pleasure.
Carina was great guide for our group of 10. She was well informed about the area as well as had great information about the penguins which were amazing. In addition she provided water and snacks. Would recommend her for anyone wanting to visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kathy thank you so much for your nice review, I'm glad to know you enjoyed our day together as I did too.Wish you all a great year.
Yael SteinsaltzUnited States
Carina was fantastic, Called our hotel the night before to make sure everything is alright, came to pick us up a few minutes early, gave us fair warning on the Dolphin watching we requested (sea was choppy, we decided to go anyways), drove us through the desert, including 45km on dirt road, not an easy drive, in a nice air-conditioned vehicle, gave us all the explanations about the Penguins, and some on other animals, stopped at Guanaco photo ops. We had a great day. Her English is excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yael for your lovely words, I had an amazing day with you two, Ariel is a beautiful girl and I loved meeting you, I wish you an excellent year and good luck on the remaining part of your travel.
Thomas HindmarshHong Kong
We really enjoyed our trip with Carina. She was extremely knowledgeable and a perfect host.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas for your sweet words. Wish you all the best
Jeanne JacobsUnited States
Carolina was fine. Do to time constraints we just went to see the penguins and back to the port. It was a lot of time in the car. No fault of Carolina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeanne yes I know is a long way but no other way to get to Punta Tombo, I hope you had enjoyed the experience anyway. Wish you all the best. Carina
Diana NohavaUnited States
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Catherine RobertsANCASTER, ON, Canada
Great trip, Carina was so interesting and we learned much more than we expected. A great day even with the stormy weather. Highly recommend this guide. This is a fantastic tour
Thank you Carina for a wonderful tour. David Sudry Shoresh, Israel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your rating, indeed we had a lovely day. It was a pleasure to meet you all.
Catherine RobertsANCASTER, ON, Canada
Wonderful tour, saw amazing sights and with one of the most knowledgeable guides we have met, cannot say enough good things about the whole day. A+
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. Was a pleasure to meet you all
Marcia OstroverUnited States
Carina was absolutely great. When the ship docked in a remote area, she made sure to get in touch with us to give instructions on where we would meet once we got to the center of town. On the way to Punta Tombo, she was able to point out several examples of native wildlife, including Guanacos, Patagonian hares and Rheas along the side of the road. At Punta Tombo, she took us through the Visitor Center exhibit where her explanation was very helpful in clarifying the types of penguins and their environments
Carina was a very nice guide, knew almost everything we asked about, and had a wide knowledge aboaut many things. The tour was interesting and well organized and the penguin colony very well interesting with a small info center and paths and tracks to walk on around the area with penguins on both sides. Carina took us to a nice restaurant in Rawson on our way back to Puerto Madryn.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Is been a pleasure our day together wish you a great experiencie along your time in Argentina
Stephen LaneUnited Kingdom
Carina provided a memorable and informative day for our group to see the Penguins at Punta Tombo. We were able to get there before the crowds and this tour was far less rushed than those offered by the cruise. I would highly recommend Carina as a guide for anyone visiting this wonderful part of Argentina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Stephen thank you so much for your kind words, I really enjoyed our day toghether you were a fantastic group and I feel happy that you all were able to fulfill your expectations. Have a great year, best regards Carina
Sandy Simon-kleinUnited States
excellent tour guide, extremely knowledgeable, patient, get us back to the ship with plenty of time to spare, wonderful experience, highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandy for a great day. Glad to know that all of you enjoyed our day together
Jeb BurtonWest Sacramento, CA, United States
Carina did a fabulous job taking my family out to see the Penguins. It is a long drive to the spot, but she not only got us ahead of the tour buses, but managed a bathroom/pit stop in the middle (well planned). On top of this, she was engaging and entertaining, adding a lot to the experience. My kids (5 and 8) were just as pleased as we were.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeb thank you so much for sharing the day with me I completly felt in love with 2 beautiful kids you have they are amazing and really sweet. All my love
Sharon LeonardUnited States
Don't let the two hour drive to Punta Tombo stop you from making the trip. Carina did a great job of navigating the dirt roads to get us safely to see the Penguins. Carina is knowledgeable about all things in Puerto Madryn ... the city, the wildlife, and the birds. If you are arriving on a cruise ship, Carina's tour fits perfectly. Don't miss Punta Tombo and leave the driving to Carina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sharon and Keith, thank you very much for your comment and rate on my tour. Was really a pleasure to meet you, I really had a wonderful day with you. Wish you all the best and Keith leave the slide to the kids. Happy new year Warm regards
Our day spent with Carina was wonderful. Not only did she consider things like being ahead of the buses, but she didn't hesitate to stop and allow us to see things and wildlife along the way when they appeared. Her knowledge of the area and her love of it, really gave us an appreciation for the city and area. All 6 of us would recommend Carina as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy and all of you for the lovely day, it was really nice to meet you all and a pleasure to show you my place in the world. Wish all the best kiss to all of you.